Duke - The Fuqua School of Business

Criteria & Process

Your journey begins with self-reflection. Any master's program is a significant investment of your time, energy, and money, so it is important that you find the right program to help you achieve your personal and professional goals. "Fit" with a program occurs at the intersection of your story and ambitions and the school's story and ambitions. Before you apply, take some time to reflect on both.

Innovate and Leave a Legacy

"Innovation" and "legacy" are cornerstones for Fuqua and Duke Kunshan University. Think about how these terms apply to your own experiences and goals, then within the application, use that insight to help demonstrate how you might fit in with the culture of our two institutions.

  • Why do you want a "front row seat" to China? In other words, why are you interested in this immersion experience in China?
  • What legacy do you hope to leave at Fuqua and Duke Kunshan University?
  • After graduation, what impact do you hope to have in your work and broader communities?

The online application is unavailable. The new application, for the class starting in 2017, will be available in late-August.

Review the information below to prepare to apply:

Given the competitive applicant pool, you are encouraged to apply in the round in which you can submit your "best" application. Contact Admissions Counselor Elizabeth Jones at mms-dku-info@fuqua.duke.edu if you would like more information or if you have any questions about the application.

Non-citizens of the United States, requiring an F-1 visa to study in Durham and who are not already enrolled in schools in the US and eligible for a transfer, must apply by the Round 3 deadline (Jan. 30, 2017) to ensure sufficient time for visa processing. After Round 3, contact us to inquire about applying.

Application Deadlines for 2016 - 2017

Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4
Application Deadline Sept. 13, 2016 Nov. 29, 2016 Jan. 30, 2017 Mar. 7, 2017
Interview Invitations Sent By Midnight (ET) — Not viewable on phone or mobile device. Sept. 28, 2016 Jan. 10, 2017 Feb. 22, 2017 Mar. 20, 2017
Decision Notification (sent by midnight (ET) &  not viewable on phone or mobile device) Nov. 1, 2016 Feb. 15, 2017 Mar. 28, 2017 Apr. 19, 2017
US Student Deposit Deadline Nov. 16, 2016 Mar. 8, 2017 Apr. 12, 2017 May 8, 2017
China/International Student Deposit Deadline Nov. 16, 2016 Mar. 8, 2017 Apr. 12, 2017 Apr. 28, 2017
China/International Student Visa Paperwork Deadline Apr. 4, 2017 Apr. 4, 2017 Apr. 17, 2017 May 5, 2017

On application deadline dates, applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm (EST).